From ".com" to ".in" - What a changeover mama ?




After a series of events that surprised me with an unusual ".in" instead of ".com" on some Indian blog URLs (and finally mine), a fellow blogger clarified things today.

Google is migrating its Blogger Top Level Domains from ".com" to localized domains in some countries like India. This will help Google to filter/ block/ remove contents complying with the local law and regulatory.

Which indirectly means: We will not be able to read a blog that does not meet the criteria set forth by a censor board while it will be on net for the rest of the world. 

We are soon going to have an on looker Big Brother closely watching and telling us what to read/write and what not to. :(
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28 comments:

  1. thanks for this article.. I was wondering on this too... and ya, the upcoming "big brother"scenario is scary.

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  2. Never knew this fact..It is scary where we are headed! Did you also read about the British tourists who were not let into the US because of their funny tweets which the Immigration misunderstood as 'threats' ?! Gosh! There is no freedom of speech as we used to know it !!

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  3. A nasty blow on peace loving folks just wishing to read and write what they like!

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  4. i was wondering why the change..anyways..doesnt matter to me...i post highly non-controversial stuff!!!!


    btw, u got hte curious..whoch pic of my pondi post has got ur friend in it...appreciate reply in my blog!!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in

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  5. oh yaa... i was wondering abt the change... its.. ok thought!...

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  7. Thanks for sharin this information...

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  8. this .in thing is really not in for me .. too hard to digest !

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  9. Nothing to worry .. we anyway are not writing on our blog that needs 'censoring' .. isn't it? Only I expected blogger to inform us about the change .. which they missed completely!!

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  10. I admitted it on the day and post about the disadvantage you can see if you like
    http://rajeevkumarsinghblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/blogger-redirecting-blogspot-domain-in.html

    Well i hate this censorship it had made many things in wrong way i am losing my patience as my blog getting affected by it.

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  11. I really don't understand why people want to do such things. I am frustrated. One ruling the other. Are we really living in a democratic country? Food for thought and informative article

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  12. I dint realise the change in URL until i read this post...

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  13. I hope it doesnt affect people like me who own their domains and have hosted the blog on private servers.

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  14. yeah which means our fundamental rights are being taken away from us :( sad

    Bikram's

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  15. Its is same in US,,, surprisingly same Google has made its logo black to oppose censorship in US.... this is assuming the reason to migrate is to comply with censorship laws..

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  16. Scary man.. I was reading this article which claims that the future of the internet is changing as we speak.. the freedoms which we once used to enjoy on the net r slowly being taken away by stronger forces under the guise of high sounding words like "security", "protection" just to suit their ulterior motives..

    Nice of u to have highlighted this, Leo Paw.. hope more people are aware of this...

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  17. yeah.. an unwarranted and unwelcome censor board. :( Not a good thing to have happened at all.

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  18. i cant stop laughing at the title...what a changeover mam...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....:D

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  19. yesssssssssss, we need to figure out quick ways to get through to our Readers, just in case......:)

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  20. Absolute Freedom is an absolute myth !!

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  21. I was wondering why this happened. Thanks for this post!

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  22. Do you think that a few hundred people can monitor millions when with eyes open they do not see what goes around:)

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  23. Well, if the government asks for it, they have to at least look like they are complying.

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